Coworking is taking a new form in Dallas with the opening of a new coworking space belonging to Salt Lake City-based chain operator Apt CoWork. The company brings coworking closer to home for remote and hybrid workers by setting up shop in residential buildings. Its most recently establishment is at 3870 Ponte Ave. in the Savoye Apartments in Addison. The site joins three other Apt CoWork locations in the DFW region that are already operational in Lewisville, Frisco and Plano.
With locations in Utah, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, Apt CoWork has been on the market since 2021 and is constantly working to make coworking more convenient and accessible. Moreover, to provide a new type of coworking for remote and hybrid workers, Apt CoWork repurposes into workspaces former retail spaces, unmonetized coworking spaces, and underutilized areas in hotels and apartment complexes.
Consequently, private pods, conference rooms, hourly private offices, quiet phone booths, high-speed internet, coffee and tea, sit/stand workstations, open areas and parking are among the features offered by these subscription-based spaces.
The Savoye offers $120 monthly Apt CoWork subscriptions, which are available to non-residents too. In addition, Apt CoWork provides more affordable options for meeting space rentals, printing and private offices than, for instance, a typical hotel conference room.
Dallas was recently listed by Forbes as one of the top American metro areas for remote work. And, as noted by Danielle Noel, CEO of Apt CoWork, said employees who live in apartments might not have enough room for an office.
“Research shows that remote and hybrid working is here to stay, but it has its drawbacks,” Noel said. “At-home working comes with challenges, such as a lack of productivity, difficulties with team collaboration and, frankly, for many, personal isolation. We understand that coworking spaces have the potential to restore social, emotional and productivity benefits to these workers,” she also added. With some coffee shops no longer allowing remote workers to set up shop for the day, our coworking spaces are filling a need in places where they are needed most — close to home.”
Apt CoWork has moved away from conventional commercial leases, in contrast to prior versions of coworking spaces.
Noel also noted that “By partnering with residential buildings, we offer a boutique feel within the neighborhood, we are building a community in the neighborhood where people have the opportunity to work next to their friends and neighbors.”